This blog chronicles my life as I try to balance healthy lifestyle habits with my husband's penchant for pizza rolls and my daughter's desire to watch iCarly 8 hours a day. It contains a mostly humorous, kind, and somewhat spiritual look at everyday life and the people who live it.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Just Massage it Right into Your Brain
I tell you all this to emphasize the importance of a fantastic hair washing experience. Though I frequently practice Speed Bathing, I do make sure that once or twice a week I really take time to pamper myself and that means warm water, yummy smelling shampoo, and fluffy towels. I do love me a good lather, and that used to mean sodium lauryl sulfate which irritates the skin, reduces the skin's immune system capabilities, and can enhance tumor growth. Do any of those things sound good? Then I found Nature's Gate Organics.
here for $4.91.
I don't use this shampoo all the time. When I shower at the gym I carry plain ol' Pantene 2-in-1 shampoo+conditioner in my bag. If I run out of organic shampoo I keep an emergency bottle of Pantene in the linen closet, just in case. (Pantene doesn't have any health benefits to my knowledge, I just like it.)
I try to reduce my exposure to chemicals and acknowledge that I will still have some exposure, sometimes a lot. Sometimes I use Pantene, Secret deodorant, and eat Doritos all on the same day.
Just not every day.
My challenge to you: perhaps you could occasionally use an organic shampoo or conditioner. Maybe you could try using a baking soda paste as a remedy to product buildup instead of a harsh clarifying shampoo. If you don't want to switch your shampoo then try turning down the temperature of your water. The cooler the water temperature the more 'closed' the hair shaft and the pores in your scalp, the more protected you are from chemicals. Bonus: your hair will be shinier and you reduce your carbon footprint.
Oh, eat some Omega-3s and green leafy veggies too. And have a great hair day.